Sports Performance Lab

Sports Performance Lab

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Located in room ESN-104 of the Exercise Sciences & Nutrition building, the Sports Performance Lab can help you reach the next level in your athletic performance. Make an appointment at the GCC Sports Performance Lab at (623) 845-3713.

Recreational and competitive endurance athletes, as well as general fitness enthusiasts, can use the GCC Sports Performance Lab for baseline fitness assessments and guidance on how to optimize fitness plans and goals.

Core Services Include:

  • VO2max Testing
  • Body Fat Analysis
  • Blood Lactate Testing
  • Power Tests
  • Muscular Strength and Endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Goal Setting

Sports Performance Lab Packages

The Sports Performance Lab at Glendale Community College offers customized tests tailored to meet your needs. For more information about how we can help you achieve your true potential and improve athletic performance, please call (623) 845-3713.

Purchase a Lab Test

Test Pricing

The Works – Resting Metabolic Rate, Bod Pod, Bioelectrical Impedance, VO2max Test, Lactate Threshold $200
Performance Package – Resting Metabolic Rate, Bod Pod, Bioelectrical Impedance, and VO2max Test or Lactate Threshold $150
Athlete Package – Bod Pod, Bioelectrical Impedance, and VO2max Test or Lactate Threshold $125
Metabolic Composition Package – Resting Metabolic Rate, Bod Pod, and Bioelectrical Impedance $75
Performance Test – VO2max Test or Lactate Threshold $80
Wingate Bike Test $50
Bod Pod Body Composition $50
Resting Metabolic Rate $50
Body Composition Package - Skinfolds, Bioelectrical Impedance and Circumference $30
Body Composition - Skinfolds or Bioelectrical Impedance or Circumference $15

For pricing information for Program Design, Functional Movement Screening (FMS), Flexibility, or Strength and Endurance testing, please email

Sports Performance Lab Definitions

VO2max Test

VO2max measures how efficient your cardiorespiratory system is at utilizing oxygen. It is a maximal test to exhaustion. This is a common test among endurance athletes, providing valuable training information such as maximal heart rate, ventilatory threshold (an estimation of lactate threshold) and heart rate training zones. This information can be used to measure your baseline aerobic fitness level and then measure your progress over time to determine whether your training was effective.

Lactate Threshold

Athletes are continuously producing and clearing lactate from their muscles. Lactate threshold is the point at which lactate begins to markedly accumulate in the blood and gives an indication of muscle metabolism. A blood lactate test will determine the heart rate at which the athlete's lactate sharply increases. This information can be used to adjust training programs so the threshold can be raised closer to the VO2max.  (Note: small blood samples are taken from the finger during a 30-minute run on the treadmill). 

Body Composition Analysis

Body composition analysis measures your percentage of body fat using skinfold calipers or bioelectrical impedance. This assessment will tell you how much of your total body weight is fat weight versus lean weight (muscle, bone, skin, organs and water). This can help to determine whether you need to lose or gain weight and will help to monitor your progress. You can get a single test or sign up for multiple tests to monitor your body composition changes over time. 

Anaerobic Power – Wingate Bike Test

The Wingate Anaerobic Test (WAnT) is a 30-second all-out anaerobic sprint test performed on a cycle ergometer. This test will show peak anaerobic power generated during the test, total anaerobic capacity or the total amount of work accomplished over the 30-second exercise bout, and anaerobic fatigue, or the percentage decline in power compared with the peak power output.